Why Conservation?

There was a time in America when the natural world seemed limitless.
With time came enormous change.
Today, the preservation of natural land depends on us.

The 19th Century Perspective...

In wilderness is the preservation of the world

– Henry David Thoreau


The Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission confirms the Tampa Bay Conservancy’s quality standards and commitment to professional excellence, lasting stewardship and earning the public's trust in our work.

Lands Protected

The TBC has worked on land protection throughout Tampa Bay, recently expanding north to Citrus County and east to Polk County. 

Donate today

We invite you to make a donation to The Tampa Bay Conservancy, Inc. a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving the Bay Area's natural, agricultural and scenic heritage. 

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

– Aldo Leopold,  A Sand County Almanac

Gibbons Bridge Update!

As a result of many generous individual donors and grant funding from Teco and Mosaic, the Gibbons bridge over Bell Creek has been rebuilt!  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the project.  This would not have been possible without the support of our community.  We look forward to sharing the beauty of Myron and Helen Gibbons Nature Preserve with all of you!

In the future, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate this incredible achievement.  

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Newly Rebuilt Bridge

Before Repairs